Todd McClain – Chief of Staff

Career politician Ron Kind is heavily dependent on out-of-state donors

Osseo, WI – A recent analysis of the contributions to Ron Kind’s campaign have revealed a massive reliance on donors from outside Wisconsin. Relatively few donations have come from Wisconsin and the 3rd District.

“I was shocked when I saw just how much Washington special interests are funding Ron Kind’s campaign,” said Toft. “How can you possibly represent the district when your campaign is almost completely funded by people you don’t represent. Voters are really questioning the votes that Kind has been taking, I think we now know why. He doesn’t represent us, he represents Washington, DC.”

83% of the money raised this cycle by Kind has come from out of state. Nearly half, 43% of the money raised has come from the DC Metro area. Additionally, 1,649 contributions totaling nearly $100,000 have from the mysterious Act Blue online funding source and give no personal identifying information on their donors. They are listed simply as coming from West Somerville, Massachusetts.

“The people of the 3rd are speaking with their wallets and are refusing to fund a career politician who has lost touch with home,” continued Toft. “This is what happens when a politician spends over 20 years in Washington. They are more interested in pandering to the DC special interests for their checks than speeding time at home and talking to their constituents.”

Toft grew up on a farm in West Central Wisconsin, graduated from UW-Eau Claire and returned to Osseo after retirement. While serving 32 years in the Army, Toft served as a health care administrator. He lives there with his wife of 28 years Carla, together they have two grown children. His wife Carla also retired with rank of Colonel.

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